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Mar 4, 2014 3:00pm PST
prekindergarten education. it increases tax credits for the working poor and supports early childhood programs like head start to help offset those costs, the budget would end some tax breaks for the wealthy and raise taxes on tobacco. ending tax breaks for the wealthy. guess what the republicans think? speaker boehner said, quote, the president has offered perhaps his most irresponsible budget yet. and the gop's go-to budget guy, paul ryan? he called it, quote, yet another disappointment. you know what is actually a disappointment? congressman ryan's new report on poverty, which is nothing more than a justification to cut programs that helped the poor. >> we spent about $800 billion on nearly 100 programs for the poor on welfare programs. and it's getting worse. more people in poverty. the poverty rates at a generation high. and with these new programs has put in place like obamacare, what we're learning is more people will stay in the poverty trap. >> these programs don't put people in a trap. they help lift them up. but it's no surprise congressman ryan doesn't have his facts straight. some
Mar 3, 2014 3:00pm PST
know, al, there is a program called the earned income tax credit. that is if you work, you get tax credits that will lift you up. now, if paul ryan were serious and he wanted to make the earned income tax credit lift people out of poverty, he could find some support for us giving up some other things that are floating around that are sort of patchwork trying to do that. you have to have a certain amount of money or you are in poverty. and you either get it through the job you get or you get some kind of help from the government. and when it comes to feeding your kids and putting a roof over their house and not living in your car, it takes money. that's what he refuses to accept. >> right. now, today's report goes after food stamps as well, joan. >> right. >> and this is a theme republicans have hit on before. in attacking the president. listen to this. >> food stamps versus paychecks. obama is the best food stamp president in american history. >> when he says obama is the food stamp president, which by the way he is. >> lottery winners, multimillion-dollar lottery winners are getti
Feb 27, 2014 3:00pm PST
's investigation into the irs' inappropriate treatment of groups applying for tax exempt status. >> we're also continuing to investigate the irs for its abuse of power. >> the irs scandal helps explain a lot of the things the administration has done. >> that is not a phony scandal. that is a real scandal. >> we believe the irs hoped this would make the scandal quickly dissipate. it did not. >> last night in the state of the union address, the president did not so much as mention the words irs. >> all irs all the time. there have been 15 congressional hearings, and 255 irs employees have spent 97,542 hours responding to congressional investigations. and all of those investigations have turned up nothing. no wrongdoing. so what is the price tag on the investigation of a phony scandal like this? $14 million. and that's a conservative estimate. did all these republicans think we wouldn't notice this is costing millions of dollars, but makes no sense? nice try, but we got you. (vo) you are a business pro. seeker of the sublime. you can separate runway ridiculousness... from fashion that flies off t
Feb 28, 2014 3:00pm PST
taxes, maybe that was unethical. but i never did anything wrong to kids. it's extremely frustrating that he refuses to acknowledge what he did. >> robert, i understand the judge's daughter saw the film. and what does she have to say? >> she -- surprise a lot of people, she has empathy for the kids and families. in fact, tells us stories about how her father was zero tolerant with them when they were growing up. told a lot of stories about that, about his toughness and his tough love attitude he had. >> i suppose that one of the last thing you would have thought you would have been is an activist of sort. but if it wasn't for you and your activism in drilling down, this might still be going on, and children might still be suffering. >> well, i do feel that we play a part in bringing this issue to the forefront, you know, certainly with what happened in luzerne county. and i feel good about that, but my concern is that it's happening all across the nation. so i think we stilld the word out and get other parents and other folks within the system to be more of an activist and really tak
Mar 5, 2014 3:00pm PST
are not isolated to just tax-exempt division. four months ago when obamacare opened for business -- this fast and this hearing is now over but this investigation is not. >> you see, the investigation is never over with congressman issa. if it's not solyndra, it's benghazi or obamacare. and this year promises more of the same. congressman issa's agenda for 2014 includes more hearings on the irs, benghazi, and fast and furious. what a surprise. joining me now are joy reid and ryan grim. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> joy, is issa just throwing stuff at the wall, it doesn't matter if any sticks at all? >> no, it's interesting. so darrell issa's job is to sort of make real a lot of the conspiracy theories you see on the right and right wing media. they've got these -- it's issa's job to deliver. he keeps promising he's going to deliver. that any day he's going to deliver hard proof on solyndra, benghazi, or the irs. and i think one of the reasons he's failing is because you have congressman elijah cummings sitting there saying where's the proof. and
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